What is the EOL of the products manufactured by Trenz Electronic?
EOL of our module series is normaly as long as Xilinx and Intel will offer the FPGA/SoC:
Passive components (resistors, capacitors) can be changed on the modules without notification. We use different manufacturer and best prices, but in any case the characteristics which are specified in the schematics are the same.
In case other active components will be not longer available, we will replace with footprint compatible equivalent alternatives or we update the PCB to support a equivalent alternatives variant. In case we change such a component, we will create also a new article number, so that you can directly see that something was be updated and we write a PCN
Xilinx SoC/FPGA package marking
Xilinx device information can be requested with the 2D Bare code or Lot code on the device package.
This can be done via Xilinx App:
Or over web page:
In both cases a Xilinx login is needed.
Downloads / Documents
What do the abbreviations on the downloadable documents mean?
You can lookup for file abbreviations on Documents Naming Conventions.
What's is the maximum power consumption of the module?
The maximum power consumption of a module manly depends on the design which is running on the FPGA.
Xilinx provide a power estimator excel sheets to calculate power consumption. It's also possible to generate power consumption of the developed design with Vivado.
Please also observe the TRM of the Trenz Electronic module and the power management of our corresponding carrier boards.
7 Series FPGAs - LVDS_33, LVDS_25, LVDS_18, LVDS inputs & outputs for High Range (HR) and High Performance (HP) I/O banks
See Xilinx Answer Record: AR# 43989
Power sequencing for variable IO banks and connected perihpery
Power sequencing of the FPGA/SoC banks and IOs must be still fulfil restrictions from manufacturer data sheet.
In most case IOs should be enabled after core voltages are powered on. Some module output voltage can be used to enable carrier power regulator for variable bank powers and connected periphery.
See also datasheet power sequencing of the section of the give device:
Xilinx Release Notes and Known Issues
Links to Xilinx Release Notes are available on Vivado/SDK/SDSoC: Xilinx Software-Product Update Release Notes and Known Issues
How can I excecute Trenz Electronic reference designs on Win/Linux?
Reference Designs will be delivered as scripted project file. Vivado Project files will be generated with these scripts.
Windows and Linux (since Vivado 2016.4) start up command files are available to generate the project: Project Delivery QuickStart
All other options are described on: Vivado Projects - TE Reference Design
Where can I find Trenz Electronic Board Part Files? And how can select and use the correct one for may assembly option?
Which devices are supported by Xilinx Vivado HL WebPACK Edition?
Xilinx provide a list with supported functionality and devices on: https://www.xilinx.com/products/design-tools/vivado/vivado-webpack.html
How can I activate beta devices (ES-devices)?
Now Vivado check all Beta Devices, but only Devices with valid license are visible. With Beta Device enable, Vivado need longer startup. Select special beta device is supported too. See Xilinx Forum: Synthesis Failure for ZCU102
"ERROR: [Labtools 27-3165] End of startup status: LOW" after FPGA programming
Insufficient external power supply can cause this issue. If power supply is insufficient, module restarts and FPGA content is erased. Vivado did not recognize this.
"ERROR: [Labtools 27-2269] No devices detected on target localhost:..." after JTAG connection via Vivado HW-Manager
Please check following:
QSPI Flash access in QUAD Read mode failed
Check if the Quad Enable (QE) bit in the Configuration Register of the flash is set to 1. If the QE-Bit is set or not depends on the last access to the flash.